Hill dismisses rift talk
Clint Hill has insisted he is prepared to play anywhere to help Stoke maintain their fine start to the season.
By James Evans
Last Updated: 24/09/07 1:09pm
Clint Hill has told skysports.com he is prepared to play anywhere to help Stoke City maintain their fine start to the season.
Hill has been in and out of the Stoke side this term, but he has rubbished suggestions that he fell out with manager Tony Pulis.
"There's nothing wrong between me and the gaffer," Hill told skysports.com.
"We had words and I told him I prefer playing centre-half to left-back, but that's no secret."
Despite wanting to play in the middle Hill is adamant he would always line up on the left if required, although he may have to wait for another chance after injuring his rib in Saturday's 3-2 win.
The 28-year-old was taken off with his side 1-0 up, shortly after the break. Stoke went 2-1 down but recovered to climb to fifth in the table.
"There's no question of me filling in at full-back if that's what is needed for the team - and that's exactly what I did against Plymouth.
"You've got to give the other lads massive credit for coming back to win in those circumstances.
"There's been a lot of negativity about how we play, but we are up to fifth in the table and that doesn't look too bad.
"But I suppose there will be some not happy with that."